If you worked at JVK OPERATIONS LIMITED between May 21, 2016, and the present, please read the notice.
A collective action lawsuit may affect your legal rights.
This is a court-authorized notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
The purpose of the Notice is to advise you of a lawsuit that has been filed against JVK OPERATIONS LIMITED (“JVK”) and VINOD SAMUEL (the “Defendants”), and to advise you of your legal rights in connection with the suit.
April 1, 2022 — Consent Form Deadline
- Plaintiffs, Kenia Montiel-Flores and Almanelly Rivera Zuniga (the “Plaintiffs”), are former employees of JVK, where they worked as hourly employees. The Plaintiffs brought this lawsuit against Defendants, JVK and Vinod Samuel, on behalf of themselves and all other potential, current, and former hourly employees who were employed by the Defendants as of May 21, 2016.
- The lawsuit claims that Defendants did not pay their hourly employees all minimum and overtime wages due to them in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and state law.
- Defendants deny any wrongdoing or violation of the FLSA or state law and maintain that they paid employees appropriately.
- THE NOTICE AND ITS CONTENTS HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. THE COURT HAS TAKEN NO POSITION IN THIS CASE REGARDING THE MERITS OF THE PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS OR OF THE DEFENDANTS' DEFENSES.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT|
ASK TO BE INCLUDED
The notice provides you with information about your option to join the FLSA part of this lawsuit if you worked for JVK as an hourly employee (meaning you were paid by the hour, rather than a fixed salary) between May 21, 2016, and the present.
If you choose to be included in this collective action, you will be bound by any ruling, settlement, or judgment in this case. You may also share in any proceeds from a settlement or judgment if those bringing the claims are successful. If you choose to be included, you will give up any rights to separately sue the Defendants about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
If you wish to be included, you must complete and return the form at the end of the Notice. If you plan to complete this form, please do so by no later than April 1 , 2022.
By doing nothing, you will not be included in this lawsuit for the purpose of asserting a minimum wage or overtime claim under the FLSA. This means that you give up the possibility of getting money or benefits that may come from a trial or settlement of the FLSA claims in this lawsuit if those bringing the lawsuit are successful.